Racine & Me: A Garden Experience and more!

Racine & Me: A Garden Experience and more!

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Cari Greving from Visit Racine County joined us to talk about an adventure that takes place outdoors at RAM’s Wustum Museum and focuses on making several small quick sketches of the gardens. 

After the quick sketch session, select a few to place in a gallery walk and class takers will vote, incognito, on the quick sketches from other participants to determine what should be developed into a finished work. For the remainder of the session, work towards a completed piece with guidance from instructor— either the one with the most votes or one that is most intriguing to the participant.

Dress for the outdoors, as entire session occurs outside. Please bring a portable chair, sketchpad, drawing paper, and desired drawing materials. The museum will provide drawing boards, additional drawing materials, and other supplies needed. Teens 14+ are also welcome.

Register online here.
Online registration closes three business days before class begins. You may also call 262-636-9177 to check for class availability, and to register, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Classes are held at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.

Caledonia Conservancy Bird Photo Contest!

This month’s contest is for the BIRDS!  Past or present, we hope you’ve seen birds of all kinds, or bird-related finds such as nests or even eggs to photograph.  Photos must be taken on CC properties or on the trail system.  
Persons of ANY age may submit photos; and children’s photos will be judged separately.  Photos can be taken from any time in the past, and up to June 30, 2024.  You may enter up to 3 photos.
Photos and Winners will be featured on our website for all to enjoy!  
Entries must be sent by email, by July 5, 2024, to Barb Hugier: [email protected]: a title for each photo entered, the location and date of each photo, your own name, address, phone number, and email address.For a child’s entry (up to age 17) please include the child’s age when the photo was taken.    Photos are judged on clarity, composition, and BIRD interest.  Contact Barb by email if you have questions.  

4th Fest Parade!

88th Annual parade in Racine! This year’s theme is American Treasures. Look for favorite local entries from La Tapatia, veterans' organizations, high schools and celebrate with friends and family! Admission is free. 

RAM’s First 20 Years: A Visual History of the Art and Architecture

RAM’s First 20 Years is a visual summary of the art and architecture that helped shape the early chapters of Racine Art Museum, home of North America’s largest contemporary craft collection. The exhibition blends objects from RAM’s holdings with photographs of both the building designed by Brininstool + Lynch and the galleries filled with art.

Celebrating an anniversary often involves an assessment of where things are and where they could be relative to where they were. RAM is an institution focused on creativity and vision and the building reflects that. Looking back at what motivated design plans and architectural concepts provides background for considering future objectives.

While RAM’s collection has grown exponentially since the museum was first built, it is still rooted in the kind of work that encouraged the overall design. In addition, certain facets have been expanded such as the rotating exhibition series that occurs in the Windows on Fifth gallery on the south side of the museum’s ground floor. While it was originally intended to focus on artists working with clay, metal, and glass, various exhibitions have included found objects, fibers, and natural materials.

Open now through July 20, 2024.

  • June 17, 2023 – July 20, 2024
  • Every day until July 20, 2024
  • Location: 441 Main St., Racine Art Museum, WI
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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